Slow Food USA

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    June 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Slow Food's $5 Challenge Made Alice Waters Cry

    People are apparently quitting Slow Food USA over this.​On this week, former SFoodie editor John Birdsall came out with a shocker of a story. Slow Food USA is losing members, upsetting core supporters, and laying off staff, Birdsall reports. Why? Because it's changing its focus to address ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Slow Food Finally Addresses Elitism Charges With $5 Challenge

    ​SFoodie was an enthusiastic member of Slow Food -- the Italy-based international organization dedicated to traditional foods and, well, everything that is the antithesis of Mickey D's -- for a couple of years back in the 1990s, before we grew tired of the San Francisco convivium's $80 prix-fixe d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    McSweeney's Taking Preorders for Mission Street Food Cookbook

    McSweeney's​Last month we tipped you to the book Mission Chinese Food/Commonwealth's Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz were writing, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant, to be published this summer by the new McSweeney's cookbook imprint. Today comes word that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Saturday Morning TV

    Elycefeliz/Flickr​TED Talk: Changing the Way We Eat Where: Numi Tea Garden, 2230 Livingston St. (at Cotton), Oakland, 877-686-4832 When: Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: How about a different kind of Saturday morning? Instead of sleeping off your Friday night, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    What To Do This Weekend, Feb. 11-13

    bittermelon/FlickrUm, did we say there'd be beer? See Fri., Feb. 11.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., Feb. 11: Food, Wine, and Amore at the Ferry Building Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), 5-8 p.m. Affordable hors d'oeuvres, Napa Valley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    We'll Never Have Ethical Meat Till We Have Urban Slaughterhouses

    GristPatrick Martins.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. At Grist, Erik Hoffner grabs Q & A time with Patrick Martins, the guy who founded Slow Food USA in 2000, then left it to open Heritage Foods. Martins says what those of us once known to have left The Omnivore's Dilemma on the nightstan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Wednesday's Tuscan Dinner at Chez Panisse One of 33 Celebrating Slow Food Book

    Welcome BooksAlice is all over it, big time.​Zagat Guides and Slow Food have organized 33 nationwide dinners -- collectively called A Slow Taste of Tuscany -- happening Wednesday to celebrate the publication of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town (Welcome Books, $50) by Douglas Gayeton. The Petaluma a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Slow Food Potluck Draws Hundreds to Civic Center on Labor Day

    mental.masala/FlickrThe Civic Center event was one of several in the city.​Slow Food San Francisco president Dava Guthmiller estimated about 400 people showed up at a potluck in Civic Center yesterday. The event was one of more than 300 Labor Day Eat-Ins organized by Slow Food USA, a kickoff t ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Slow Food's Potrero Hill Potluck a Crunchy Alternative to Civic Center

    Common Vision/FlickrA community planting at the permaculture garden on Potrero.​Okay, so maybe you're thinking Slow Food's big Labor Day potluck in Civic Center sounds too urban. Well, a small-scale, altogether crunchier Eat-In is going down the same day on Petrero Hill. Up to 70 attendees are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Slow Food S.F. Gearing Up for Sprawling Labor Day Potluck in Civic Center

    sarahmroos/Flickr The Civic Center Eat-In harks back to last year's communal potluck in Dolores Park. ​Organizing a potluck can be headache-y -- you've got to do a lot of e-mailing to avoid ending up with a table crammed with hummus and Toll House. Imagine, then, what Dava Guthmiller is goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. First Foodie: Is Michelle Obama a stealth locavore? Grist's Tom Laskawy ponders the possibility. According to the Washington Post, FLOTUS's commitment to denying Big Ag goes a bit beyond scratching out a few rows of heirloom radishes on the South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Labor Day Eat-Ins to Kick Off Slow Food's Campaign to Fix Food in Schools

    sarahmroos/FlickrLast year's Slow Food Nation eat-in at Dolores Park is serving as a national model.Remember Slow Food Nation, the sprawling food fest that gripped San Francisco over Labor Day weekend last year? Organizers had pledged it would be an annual event, with the likelihood that this year's ... More >>

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